Study Wessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957 /1
- Male college students, followed 3 years, Harvard University, USA, 1957-60
- N = 17
- Non Response
- 37%: 9 dropouts, incomplete; about the same happiness distribution.
Multiple assesment methods
Mood diary kept 30 days and repeated interviews and tests during three years.
- Authors's Label
- Identity integrity
- Our Classification
- Composite clinical rank order on iden- tity diffusion vs identity integrity, measuring continuity vs discontinuity of past, present and future; integra- tion vs lack of integration in inter- personal and work relationships; inte- gration vs lack of integration of the total personality; and effectiveness vs ineffectiviness in self-definition and achievement of ends. The criteria were largely based on Erikson's discussion of identity.
(See also under 'Erikson's Stages of Psychol-social Development'; P 1.4.1).